Horses to Watch September 8 – by Rod Young Turfdom

EMMY AND I (September 2): Two year old filly for Tim Yakteen made her debut in Wednesday’s 4th,

a maiden special weight sprint for Cal breds on the main track. Off at 7/1 in a 9 horse field, she broke

running and had the lead by the half mile pole. She stayed right there until the 1/16th pole and then gave

it up late and was beaten 4 lengths. But she dug in through the lane and was fairly game considering this

was her debut. She had trained well coming into the race and with her speed, she should be able to get

her diploma up in Arcadia this Fall. Tab and follow.

DREAMOLOGIST (September 4): Three year old filly for Richard Mandella made the second start of

her career, and first around two turns, and first on the lawn, in Friday’s 4th, a maiden special weight for 3

and up at 9 furlongs. Off as the 9/5 wagering choice in a field of 10, she zipped right to the front from the

8 hole and made every pole a winning one. She opened up 5 on the back side and then found another gear

down the lane to win in hand by four with a closing quarter of 24 flat. The daughter of Tapit out of a

Rahy mare could be stakes material down the road as this was a visually impressive performance. Speed

will hold on even better over at Santa Anita. Tab and follow.

WISE TALE (September 5): Two year old gelding for Mike Machowsky made his debut in Saturday’s

fifth, a five and a half furlong sprint for maiden special weights on the main track. Off at 24/1 in a “salty”

field of 11 runners, he broke with the field and relaxed nicely in third down the back side, just 3 lengths

off the leader. He didn’t really get rolling until the stretch and by that time a Zayat/Baffert runner was

long gone on the front end. “Tale” closed gamely to get third and was just a head away from second

while beaten 5 lengths at the wire. All in all, a very good debut for this Tale of Ekati runner who is bred

to win early. He can get his diploma over at Anita in their Fall meet and will still retain good wagering


SEND ME A SIGN (September 6): Three year old filly for Ron Ellis made the second start of her

career in Sunday’s opener, a maiden special weight sprint on the main. Off at 9/2 in a full field of

runners, she once again broke slowly and was bumped by her neighbor to the right, got away last and fell

9 lengths off the leaders. She rallied on her own, circled the field while 7 wide and got up for second,

without the rider ever using the whip. She was well beaten by 4 lengths at the wire by her stable mate, a

33/1 long shot, but she was the best filly in this race. Ellis may send her long next time out up at Anita

but short or long, she has a lot of talent and will be posing for pictures in the near future.

BELLAMENTARY (September 6): Two year old filly for Phil D’Amato made her debut in Sunday’s

sixth, a maiden special weight event on the main track at five and a have furlongs. Off at 7/2 from the

disadvantageous rail slot, she broke a tad slow and was five lengths back of the leaders at the half mile

pole. She started to roll at the 1/4 pole, put in a good run down the lane, but the winner was long gone.

She came home in 24.30 for the last 1/4 and it was the fastest final quarter in the race. She needs a bit

more ground and will probably get it over at Anita this Fall. She won’t be a maiden much longer.


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